Monday, 21 September 2009

Drunken convictions fall by 75%......................

New figures released today show that the number of those convicted of or receiving a police caution for drunkenness has slumped by more 75% in the last 30 years.
So what looks like a good news story on alcohol, drunken convictions down by 75%.........sounds like good news right? Ermmm, actually no if the Daily Mail is to be believed.
Apparently nothing to do with changing habits in alcohol use and longer opening hours leading to more relaxed drinking....nope, it's all because the police have gone soft and letting drunken yobs (apart from in Newcastle obviously) maraud the streets without out so much as a slap on the wrist.

There's no pleasing some people!!


Curmudgeon said...

I don't think you get older blokes getting drunk and having serious fights now in the way that tended to happen thirty or forty years ago. The alcohol-related disorder you see now is generally of the kind where the police feel it's better to calm things down rather than cart people off to the cells.

Kristy said...

Fair point - I used to run a pub in Leicester 10 or so years ago and the kind of fights we had there I just don't see anymore - could be because I go in much nicer pubs these days!!